Monday, October 27, 2014

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If there is one period of metal which has a wealth of hidden underground gems then it has to be The New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Before Tokyo Blade and before Genghis Khan there was Killer who released one demo  before developing into Genghis Khan and then finally settling on Tokyo Blade and the rest they say is history. This demo is probably one of my favourite things ever done by any of the aforementioned bands. This captures the heart and soul of classic nwobhm. The riffs and songs are the sound of a band taking their instruments and going all out in pure unabashed metallic joy. For those who love nwobhm, Tokyo Blade or metal for that matter this is one of the must hear etal demos of the 80's.






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A set to be classic cult metal debut taking Slayer era Show No Mercy and upping the nwobhm influences to metal perfection.Hailing from Norway this two man metal beast are creating metal how it was in the heydays of the 80's when it all boiled down to the riffs and songs, no bullshit and that just about sums up this album it's not about anything else other than a pure and honest release of heavy metal. 


http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Black_Magic/118868
http://www.hrrshop.de/BLACK-MAGIC-Wizards-Spell-CD_1
https://www.facebook.com/blackmagicnorway

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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In the riff we trust with Carter Hicks of Valdrin.



  
THE RIFF WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR IS?

 It'd probably have to be the main riff in Enter Sandman. I don't even remember how old I was when I heard it (probably 6 or 7?) I think it sparked my interest in guitar...even if I didn't know it at the time.
WHAT IS THE FIRST RIFF YOU LEARNED TO PLAY?

I believe it was Iron Man by Black Sabbath (is it even necessary to name the band here?)

YOUR TOP THREE METAL RIFFERS ARE?

Id say Trey Azagthoth, Mike Sifringer (Destruction), and then I'd say a tie between Jon Nodtveidt (Dissection) , and La Sale De Famine (Peste Noire)

WHO IS THE MASTER OF THE RIFF?

Tommy Iommi of course!

THE RIFF WHICH IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE IS?

The final fantasy prelude!.....no really though.

THE RIFF YOU WISH YOU WROTE IS?

The Angel Of Death bridge riff (doesn't every metal head feel this way?)

THE WORST METAL RIFF EVER IS?

I don't know....sometimes bad riffs are funny and amusing but I guess I'd just have to say every Metallica riff after 1990 are pretty much the worst riffs ever.

RIFF FOR RIFF YOUR FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS ARE?

Riff for riff...I don't define it that way but I guess some of my favorite albums would be                                     
Bathory - The Return
Possessed - Seven Churches
Sarcofago - Rotting
Morbid Angel -  Covenant
Windir - Arntor Ein Windir

 A NON METALHEAD ASKS YOU WHAT DOES METAL SOUND LIKE, THE RIFF YOU PLAY THEM IS?
HOLY WARS...The Punishment Due!!!

THE RIFF YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL IS?

The beginning of One Winged Angel by Nobuo Uematsu!

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IN THE RIFF WE TRUST WITH POLISH THRASH METALLERS DEATHINITION



THE RIFF WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR IS?

 Main riff from Animals – House of the Rising Sun, But I don’t know if it’s even a riff, it’s just few chords.

WHAT IS THE FIRST RIFF YOU LEARNED TO PLAY? 

The same again, Animals – House of the Rising Sun J



YOUR TOP THREE METAL RIFFERS ARE? 

Piranha by Exodus, Helstar – to sleep per chance to scream, Metallica – And Justice for All.

WHO IS THE MASTER OF THE RIFF? Gary Holt from Exodus I guess

THE RIFF WHICH IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE IS? Highway to hell ;)

THE RIFF YOU WISH YOU WROTE IS? Riff for Khomaniac by Artillery.

THE WORST METAL RIFF EVER IS? Do not need to remember ;)

RIFF FOR RIFF YOUR FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS ARE?

 And Justice for All, Individual Though Patterns, Twisted into Form, Opressing The Masses, Tempo of the Damned. 



A NON METALHEAD ASKS YOU WHAT DOES METAL SOUND LIKE, THE RIFF YOU PLAY THEM IS? 

Some random riffs usually on E with bunch of melodies in this key.

THE RIFF YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL IS?

 Hehe, I used to work in funeral company so I have been asked about that few times back then, but I have always tell different answer.

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT RIFFS ANYWAY?

 If riff is good, and fill right in the song, it will be always great. Personally I like more complex riffing rather than simple, basic approach, but it’s individual.







Monday, October 6, 2014

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IN THE RIFF WE TRUST WITH DIRK OF RAGING ROB!




THE RIFF WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR IS?

Dirk: Riff in the begining on KISS' Shock me

WHAT IS THE FIRST RIFF YOU LEARNED TO PLAY?

Dirk: Smoke on the water (Deep Purple)

YOUR TOP THREE METAL RIFFERS ARE?

Dirk: 1. Middlepart from Slayer's Angel of Death
        2. First Riff on Ozzy's Miracle Man
        3. First Riff on Forbidden's Through Eyes of glass

WHO IS THE MASTER OF THE RIFF?

Dirk: Rich Ward (only on Stuck Mojo!)

THE RIFF WHICH IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE IS?

Dirk: Complete Slayer Discography!



THE RIFF YOU WISH YOU WROTE IS?

Dirk: Smoke on the Water! I would be millionaire and everyone would know my f***ing name!

THE WORST METAL RIFF EVER IS?

Dirk: Almost everything from the Glam Metal times!!! These suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

RIFF FOR RIFF YOUR FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS ARE?

Dirk: 1.  Slayer Raining Blood
         2. Forbidden Forbidden Evil
         3. Metallica Master of Puppets
         4. Kiss Alive II
         5. AC/DC Let there be blood

A NON METALHEAD ASKS YOU WHAT DOES METAL SOUND LIKE, THE RIFF YOU PLAY THEM IS?

Dirk: Middlepart from Slayer's Angel of Death

THE RIFF YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL IS?

Dirk: Slayer's Raining Blood (complete Album)

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT RIFFS ANYWAY?

Dirk: The chunk spreads power! Gives me a peaceful kind of relaxation!
      
STAY METAL, my friend!!!
-dirk-